Definitions for Analogˈæn lˌɔg, -ˌɒg

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  1. analogue, analog, parallel(adj)

    something having the property of being analogous to something else

  2. analogue, analog, linear(adj)

    of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input

    "analogue device"; "linear amplifier"


  1. analog(Noun)

    something that bears an analogy to something else

  2. analog(Noun)

    an organ or structure that is similar in function to one in another kind of organism but is of dissimilar evolutionary origin

  3. analog(Noun)

    a structural derivative of a parent compound that often differs from it by a single element

  4. analog(Adjective)

    in which the value of a data item (such as time) is represented by a continuously variable physical quantity that can be measured (such as the shadow of a sundial)

  5. Origin: Early 19th century; from analogue, from ἀνάλογος, from ἀνά + λόγος.


  1. Structural analog

    Structural analogs are models or representations that keep each other certain "structural similarity". It is used in engineering, chemistry, mathematics and other fields. Despite the field diversity, all structural analog analysis use some level of abstraction to transform models in mathematical graphs, and detected structural analogies by algorithms. Example: for molecular structure comparison and classification operations, the compared compounds are modeled as a mathematical graph. Formally, when structures are represented by graphs, the concept of analog is related to a graph isomorphism.

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  1. Angola

  2. agonal

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